April 1, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

QRS availability system presented

Huntingdon County EMS Availability System, a new program designed to track emergency responses, was unveiled throughout the day Tuesday for government representatives as well as fire and emergency medical service (EMS) providers by Huntingdon County More...

February unemployment numbers spiked

After the numbers painted a positive picture for a number of months, Huntingdon County’s jobless rate took a significant leap in February.  For the month, the jobless rate stood at 7.1 percent. More...

Local News

Maundy Thursday services

Area churches will hold services to observe Maundy Thursday this Holy Week. More...

A Look Back

The romantic days of Juniata Iron, part IV

Editor’s note: The following is from Rung’s Chronicles of Pennsylvania History, a series of historical articles by Albert Rung as published in The Daily News from 1946-1951. More...

Officials support trail extension

Officials of Canoe Creek State Park that administer Trough Creek and Warrior Path state parks favor discussions by Saxton Borough Council and Liberty Township officials to endorse a plan to possibly open a portion of the former Huntingdon & Broad More...

World  Free Access 

University, foundation invested in frozen stocks

WASHINGTON (AP) — The University of Michigan, defense contractor Lockheed Martin Corp. More...

Fast-food labor organizers plan actions for April 15

NEW YORK (AP) — Fastfood labor organizers say they’re expanding the scope of their campaign for $15 an hour and unionization, this time with a day of actions including other low-wage workers and demonstrations on college campuses.  More...

Improving job market drives up consumer confidence

WASHINGTON (AP) — An improving job market drove U.S. More...

Local Sports

H.S. Baseball:

Trojans drop 6-3 decision at Bellwood

Mount Union struggled at the plate and in the field on a cold, wet day at Bellwood-Antis Tuesday. More...

High School Track & Field:

Hornet teams are swept

The Juniata Valley track teams got their respective seasons off to a slow start in the Tuesday tri-meet at McConnellsburg.  The Hornet boys lost 128-22 to Bellwood and 101-48 to host McConnellsburg. More...

Games postponed

Tuesday’s mix of rain and some snow and ice resulted in most of the area’s outdoor athletic events being postponed.  Here’s a breakdown by sport of what we know from yesterday.  Baseball  Huntingdon at Tyrone was pos More...

People/Pastimes

A holiday devoted to pranks, fun

Despite its popularity, April Fool’s Day is not a national holiday. Popular since the 19th century, April Fool’s Day is celebrated by pranksters in Canada, Australia, Brazil, the United States and parts of Europe.  More...

Happy Birthday

HAPPY 4TH BIRTHDAY to Russell James Bard, who celebrates today, Wednesday, April 1, 2015. He is the son of Jim and Becky (Weikert) Bard of Huntingdon, R.R. More...

Happy Birthday

TIME TO SHINE! SHE’S 9! Happy birthday wishes go out to Isabella Rose Fortney who turns 9 years old today, Wednesday, April 1, 2015. Her proud parents are Todd and Melody Fortney of Hill Valley. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Aries and a Moon in Virgo.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, April 2, 2015:  More...

Breaking News - 4/1/2015 1:01 PM

TDN continues to seek your opinion  Free Access 

The Daily News recently published a story concerning the Opinion Line and asked the readers to share their opinions. More...

Homicide victim is MUAHS grad

A Johnstown man was arrested and charged Tuesday in the death of a 2003 Mount Union Area High School graduate.  More...

Blueprint group begins action plans

As members of the Juniata River Blueprint Community have officially graduated, Tuesday night’s public meeting held at the Mapleton American Legion Post 322 was a time to implement the five-year plan with three major projects for the boroughs of More...

County’s SA envoys mark first civic dinner

Salvation Army (SA) Envoys Philip and Charity Bender are anxious to celebrate their first civic dinner in Huntingdon County, as invitations to the Thursday, May 14, event went in the mail this week.  More...

State  Free Access 

Kane loses challenge to probe suggesting she face charges Jewelry expert testifies in insurance fraud-fires case

HARRISBURG (AP) — Attorney General Kathleen Kane on Tuesday lost a challenge in the state’s highest court over an investigation that recommended she be charged criminally in the leaks of secret material.  More...

Family: Mumia Abu-Jamal treated for diabetes complications

POTTSVILLE (AP) — Former death row inmate Mumia Abu-Jamal was rushed to a hospital to be treated for complications from diabetes, according to family members and supporters who asserted Tuesday that the state prison system has been providing hi More...

Gov. Wolf renews case for his agenda in Facebook session

HARRISBURG (AP) — Gov. Tom Wolf made his second official appearance on social media Tuesday at what was billed as a Facebook Town Hall but looked more like him being interviewed by an aide.  More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Former WHUN radio station to be razed

75 Years Ago  A new schedule for pick-up air mail service at Huntingdon was announced g by Postmaster J.O. Bergantz, effective today, April 1.  More...

Business News

Real Estate Transfers

March 20, 2015  C. Dennis Christy, grantor, to Gregory B. Magee and Abby G. Magee, property in Henderson Township, $200,000.  John A. Barton, by agent/ attorney-in-fact, Brandi K. Barton, as agent/attorney-in-fact, and Brandi K. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Wednesday, April 1 Adult Education Adult education classes will be held at the Huntingdon County CareerLink, 54 Pennsylvania Ave., Smithfield, Huntingdon, from 1-4 p.m. Call 641-6408, ext. 101 for more information. More...

Around The Broad Top

Senior centers play important roles in lives of senior citizens

Over the past 45 years of “covering” news events, I’ve worked with many organizations, each with very important missions. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Jays hit three homers in 10-6 win over Phils

DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) — Edwin Encarnacion, Jose Bautista and Josh Donaldson each hit long home runs Tuesday, lifting the Toronto Blue Jays to a 10-6 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies.  More...

Men's NIT Tournament:

Miami, Stanford win semifinal matchups

NEW YORK (AP) — Already short-handed, Miami lost its starting center to a concussion just over six minutes into its NIT semifinal.  Leading scorer Sheldon McClellan was still on the court, though, and he and the rest of the Hurricanes made More...

Bucs rough up David Price

LAKELAND, Fla. More...

School News

Penn State Altoona to host guest speaker

Jamie Tworkowski, founder of the non-profit movement, “To Write Love on Her Arms,” will speak at Penn State Altoona at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 16, in the Pondview room of the Slep Student Center.  More...

Annie's Mailbox

Most couples split wedding cost

Dear Annie: My son lives in California and is going to marry a local girl in the fall. Our entire family lives in the Midwest. My husband and I, along with our daughter’s family, will attend. More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Rusty lettuce?

Dear Heloise: When cutting a head of LETTUCE, I sometimes find brown spots and streaks throughout the inside. It looks like rust. What is it, and is it safe to eat? More...

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